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New Yorker Cover Satirizes America’s Obsession With Guns After Mass Shootings

The next issue of The New Yorker is taking aim at American gun culture.

The magazine's illustrated cover is featuring a smiling couple stocking up on firearms and grenades — tossing the items into a shopping cart as if they were on a grocery run.

Cover of the December 14 issue of The New Yorker, “Shopping Days.” Courtesy of New Yorker

The cover story for the Dec. 14 issue is entitled," Shopping Days," in which writer Eric Drooker asks: "What would it look like if I took America's obsession with firearms to its logical extreme?"

The question comes in the wake of Wednesday's mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, where 14 people were killed and 21 others wounded.

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Authorities are still trying to determine a motive for why armed husband-and-wife Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik ambushed a holiday party before dying in a police fusillade. The FBI on Friday labeled the assault an "act of terrorism."

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Gun sales in the United States have boomed in recent years, and last month on Black Friday, the feds reported that the federal background check system set a record 175,000 checks for the day. On a typical day in 2013, the FBI processed about 58,000 checks.